PSA Nadir Timing Predicts BCR

Following radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer, patients who have both a detectable PSA nadir and a shorter time to nadir (TTN) are at higher risk for biochemical recurrence of disease, a new study suggests.

Decreasing Kidney Function Ups AFib

Kidney disease is associated with an increased risk for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to researchers.

New AUA Guidelines Promise Better Care

Significant changes in the new guidelines include perspectives on the role of renal mass biopsy, a more defined role for thermal ablation, and increased use of active surveillance in elderly or infirmed patients with small renal masses.

Not All High-Risk PCas the Same

Researchers have identified distinct subgroups of men with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) who experience different outcomes following treatment with a combination of high-dose radiation therapy and androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), according to a new report.

Fewer Women Initiate HD With AVF

Despite the “fistula first” campaign, women, especially black women, are less likely than men to initiate hemodialysis (HD) with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for vascular access, according to a new study.

Gabapentin for Uremic Pruritus

Gabapentin is the only treatment for uremic pruritus in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) with strong supportive evidence of effectiveness, according to a systematic review.

Trimming Costs to Increase Income

Although medical practices typically focus on billing and collections to maintain and increase income, they should not forget about reducing what they pay for pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment, and other aspects of running a practice.

Melanoma Risk Higher in Kidney Transplant

Kidney transplant recipients are at greater risk of developing melanoma than the general population, according to a new study.

Training Staff in HIPAA Regulations

Most breaches of protected health information are related to human error, underscoring the need for medical practices to develop and maintain rigorous training programs for employees so they comply with HIPAA regulations.

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